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- Disappointed readers of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman are getting refunds. Fair enough. It was a travesty that this book was even published and speaks volumes about the desperate state of the publishing world in North America (or perhaps simply the cynical nature of the publishing world).
- Amazing Flickr photo gallery of the abandoned Queen Vic Hospital at the foot of Mount-Royal. The hospital moved in July and a big question mark still hangs over the fate of the gothic-style 19th century iconic building/compound.
- Le Port de tête, one of Montreal's coolest bookstores, publishes their list of the best-selling books for July. I find this to be such a fascinating snapshot of what Montrealers are buying. Highlights: Monique Proulx's latest book and Maylis de Kerangal's most recent novel (both Blue Met participants in the past). Also really happy to see two books by Italian writer and director Alessandro Baricco, too. He's a powerhouse, that guy. Site is in French.
- The Millions looks closely at the entire roster of artworks referenced in Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. From Frans Hals to Adriaen Coorte, the list really makes me want to read the novel again.